An absolutely fascinating piece from Bradley Burston, talking about the number-one subject in Israeli political circles: Is Netanyahu serious about birthing a Palestinian state? Read the whole thing, but this one bit, quoting Israel Harel, the settler ideologue, is tantalizing:
Through it all, Netanyahu remains the linchpin to any move to alter the status of the West Bank. If Netanyahu were to play the Iran card, citing U.S. pressure for concessions in return for security assurances, even rabbis staunchly opposed to withdrawal would have to rethink their stances, Harel maintains.
"Any rabbi would agree that when it comes to saving the nation from the Iranian bomb, national pikuah nefesh (saving a life) takes precedence over Judea and Samaria."